A few things we’re great at
FREE (GOVERNMENT FUNDED) PLACES
All 3 to 4-year-olds and eligible 2-year-olds can get 570 hours of free childcare per year. Some 3 to 4-year-olds are eligible for 30 hours free childcare per week. Free places can be taken throughout the whole year or concentrated into term-time weeks only.
FULLY QUALIFIED STAFF
Our staff are fully qualified specialists in early-years education up to university degree level with over 50 years combined experience in nursery and preschool education. Some staff have achieved the coveted Early Years Professional status.
OPEN ALL DAY
Private care and education with a mix of free play and focussed activities in small group sizes from 7.30am until 6.00pm from Monday to Friday all year round (excluding public holidays and Christmas week).
FOOD AND DRINKS INCLUDED
Delicious, healthy meals, snacks and drinks are offered throughout the day, prepared by our on-site cooks using nutritious ingredients. We cater for specific dietary requirements including allergies.
What Ofsted think
Here are some quotes from the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills…
The provision is good… Children are safe and secure in this welcoming and friendly nursery… Staff understand how children learn and use their knowledge to plan activities that are exciting and interesting. This promotes children’s learning effectively.
Teaching is effective… safeguarding is effective… Outcomes for children are good… Children are learning to be independent from a young age… Parents are happy with the care staff provide to children…
Children are… happy and well settled. Staff have high expectations for children’s learning and development and interact with them in a positive manner. Children behave well and play well together. The manager is well focused and ambitious. She has worked hard on developing the quality of the provision.
What our parents and carers think
Don’t take our word for it – here’s what our parents and carers say:
Lovely staff! Manager has been in early years a while and highly qualified, which reflects in the running of the nursery and care of the children! … definitely worth a look around if you’re trying to find somewhere for your little ones too!
Toddlers Uni is a brilliant nursery that I would recommend to anyone. My son is so settled there because of how much time and patience the staff put into each and every child. There is always plenty of activities for him to enjoy which he never wants to leave when I pick him up. The staff always seem interested in information I share about my son both about development and what we have been doing throughout the week.
My son has been in the baby room and toddler room and both are great. I will definitely be sending my next son when he is old enough!
Our Management Team
Toddlers’ University employs qualified and experienced staff with a minimum of a NVQ level 3 or equivalent qualification in a childcare related subject and each nursery has at least one university degree qualified staff member.
The quality of our staff team begins with a rigorous recruitment process, which ensures we recruit high calibre personnel with a mix of sound technical knowledge, good interpersonal skills and a strong background of experience in the sector.
The current management team has over 50 combined years of experience in early years childcare and education management and has owned and operated Toddlers’ University for over 18 years.
Director and Co-Owner
Toddler’s University Beeston
Toddler’s University Ilkeston
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